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Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks Are Key To Apple’s Boring Success – Forbes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Expectations are rising that Apple’s new iPhone 8 will be packed full of magical hardware and technological advances to create an all-powerful flagship smartphone. The reality is likely to be very different. There will be new features on the iPhone, but expect all of them to have been seen before in Apple’s competitors. And that’s why the iPhone will be another financial success for Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks…

Behold: This all-screen iPhone 8 with a Touch Bar looks like a game-changer – BGR

Thursday, February 23, 2017

We’re just days away from the start of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, where the world’s top Android device makers will show off their latest and greatest creations. LG will reportedly unveil its next-generation LG G6 flagship phone, Samsung seemingly has a fresh new tablet to show off, and dozens of other companies will unveil hot next-generation Android phones as well. But despite all of the…

Apple really shouldn’t add wireless charging to the iPhone 8 – BGR

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rumors have been swirling for the last few months that the iPhone 8 will have some kind of wireless charging feature. This would be real news, because Apple has been studiously ignoring the existence of wireless charging for the last five years, even as Samsung and Google have embraced it. So why would Apple make the jump now? Initially, it was tied to the launch of a major improvement in…

Apple iPhone Pricing Data Suggests Upside In 2017 – Seeking Alpha

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) remains one of my favorite large-cap picks and that’s partially due to higher average unit pricing of iPhone versus prior-year. While analysts have raised concerns on pricing trends from prior year, I believe that those concerns are a bit overblown given iPhone SE, 5S and 6/6 Plus unit contribution was more highly elevated on the back of a weak iPhone 6S offering. Consumer favorability of iPhone has ticked…

Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch – Reuters

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3-D sensors. Rather than representing major breakthroughs, however, most of the innovations have been available in competing phones for several years. Apple’s relatively slow…

The iPhone may soon be able to map your face for 3-D selfies – Washington Post

Thursday, February 23, 2017

(Shawn Thew/European Pressphoto Agency) Rumors about new iPhones normally center on the screen, processing chips or whether there will be a headphone jack. But a new report from 9 to 5 Mac highlights something that could be a little controversial for Apple’s next smartphone: a camera that can map your face. Apple may be considering a camera designed for authentication and augmented reality for its next high-end iPhone, according to a research note from…

The iPhone 8’s most important new feature was finally just confirmed – BGR

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The iPhone 8 will be Apple’s new flagship smartphone this year, introducing a variety of features that have never been seen on an iPhone before. The most important new iPhone 8 feature concerns the display. Not only will the screen size increase, but the iPhone 8 will be the first phone to have an OLED display. Apple will likely not confirm the feature until it’s ready to announce the handset in September, but…

The 64GB iPhone 8 could put an end to low-storage iPhones – CNET

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Apple may dump its low-storage option on its upcoming iPhone 8, which could start at the 64GB version, according to TrendForce. It wouldn’t be the first time. Apple ditched the dreaded 16GB iPhone when it released the iPhone 7, making 32GB the phone’s smallest storage option. Apple may continue that trend by making 64GB its new smallest capacity and tossing out the 32GB option altogether. The larger-capacity iPhone 8 is…

iPhone 8 Rumor Unveils A Welcoming Change – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Apple iPhone 7 press image / Photo Credit: Apple As the quality of photos, music, videos and apps increase, the storage capacity on your iPhone can be quickly consumed. Fortunately, Apple has been increasing storage capacities as it releases new iPhones. For example, Apple started offering a 256GB storage option for the first time with the release of the iPhone 7 last year. And Apple is poised to make another…

Snapchat has a huge problem with Android, and it’s causing investors to worry – Business Insider

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Flickr/Maelick Snapchat executives faced tough questions from investors in New York on Tuesday. Most of all: why is user growth slowing? So far, Snap Inc. has been quick to blame the slowdown on shaky Android performance. Executives at the roadshow in New York on Tuesday said Android phone users had problems accessing the Snapchat app, particularly in the fourth quarter. They said the company hopes to alleviate issues by developing on Apple’s iOS…

Here Comes The iPhone ‘Supercycle’ – Barron’s

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Analysts and investors are getting more and more excited about this year’s iPhone launch. The announcement isn’t expected until September, but the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone is already getting more hype than any model since the iPhone 6 in 2014, when Apple debuted its larger screen models. The rumor mill is buzzing about new features like fancy OLED displays, an edge-to-edge display, and a better battery. Morgan Stanley…

Apple’s New iPhone Set For Surprise Early Release – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Is Apple preparing to update the iPhone SE next month? That’s the suggestion of Japan’s Macotakara, which expected Apple to refresh the smallest iOS handset with a new options to help the SE in China and India. Apple iPhone SE (image: Ewan Spence) Apple launched the iPhone SE in March last year. Rather than follow the design cues of the iPhone 6 and 6S family (which continues to be seen…

Here Comes The iPhone ‘Supercycle’ – Barron’s – Barron’s

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Analysts and investors are getting more and more excited about this year’s iPhone launch. The announcement isn’t expected until September, but the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone is already getting more hype than any model since the iPhone 6 in 2014, when Apple debuted its larger screen models. The rumor mill is buzzing about new features like fancy OLED displays, an edge-to-edge display, and a better battery. Morgan Stanley…

Android Wear with an iPhone still can’t compete with the Apple Watch – The Verge

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I am the guy who wears smartwatches because I like having a few things easily accessible on my wrist: the time, my notifications, my steps, and the weather. But more than anything, a watch is a habit, one I’ve kept since I got an E.T. watch when I was six years old. It’s part of the “Wallet Keys Phone Watch” ritual which signals that I’m ready to face the day,…

Apple’s New iPhone Set For Surprise Early Release – Forbes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Is Apple preparing to update the iPhone SE next month? That’s the suggestion of Japan’s Macotakara, which expected Apple to refresh the smallest iOS handset with a new options to help the SE in China and India. Apple iPhone SE (image: Ewan Spence) Apple launched the iPhone SE in March last year. Rather than follow the design cues of the iPhone 6 and 6S family (which continues to be seen…

Android Wear with an iPhone still can’t compete with the Apple Watch – The Verge

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I am the guy who wears smartwatches because I like having a few things easily accessible on my wrist: the time, my notifications, my steps, and the weather. But more than anything, a watch is a habit, one I’ve kept since I got an E.T. watch when I was six years old. It’s part of the “Wallet Keys Phone Watch” ritual which signals that I’m ready to face the day,…

World’s top Apple insider just revealed a new iPhone 8 feature that’s a literal game-changer – BGR

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We’re a week away from seeing the unveiling of the next-generation LG G6 and about a month away from watching Samsung take the wraps off its hotly anticipated new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship phones. So naturally, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 8 is the talk of the town. There is plenty of excitement surrounding LG and Samsung’s upcoming new Android handsets, but a new iPhone always seems to trump…

Here Comes The iPhone ‘Supercycle’ – Barron’s

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Analysts and investors are getting more and more excited about this year’s iPhone launch. The announcement isn’t expected until September, but the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone is already getting more hype than any model since the iPhone 6 in 2014, when Apple debuted its larger screen models. The rumor mill is buzzing about new features like fancy OLED displays, an edge-to-edge display, and a better battery. Morgan Stanley…

Next iPhone might have depth-sensing front camera – Engadget

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More specifically, the report explains that the newfangled camera can combine depth information with 2D images for things like facial recognition, iris recognition and, perhaps most importantly, 3D selfies. Given the previous report about the home button being put out to pasture, there will need to be a replacement for Touch ID. Rumors indicate that either facial recognition or a fingerprint reader embedded in the display would assist with unlocking…

Apple’s New iPhone Set For Surprise Early Release – Forbes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Is Apple preparing to update the iPhone SE next month? That’s the suggestion of Japan’s Macotakara, which expected Apple to refresh the smallest iOS handset with a new options to help the SE in China and India. Apple iPhone SE (image: Ewan Spence) Apple launched the iPhone SE in March last year. Rather than follow the design cues of the iPhone 6 and 6S family (which continues to be seen…